A company called Planet Target has been email spamming me and my staff to death as of late. I’m sure we are not the only ones. Email spam is irritating enough but when the same message comes again and again, it kind of boils my pot. So why not use to power of blogging to warn others of email spammers unscrupulous and invading tactics?
This question is often asked in various forums related to search engine optimization and marketing. Answers typically vary from “yes” to an astounding “no”. So are keyword meta tags useless? Should even bother with them anymore?
Is Google now getting into the beverage business? Not really. However in a new article at the Washington Post, Leslie Walker coins the phrase “Google Juice” which she associates with how high a Web site ranks in Google’s search results.
“Google juice, for the uninitiated, refers to how high a Web site ranks in Google’s search results — the higher the ranking, the more juice. Google juice is all about links.
This is a “back to the basics” type of entry as I wanted to deal with the fundamental elements that are involved in optimizing individual web pages, giving them a better chance to position well in the organic search results of engines such as Google, Yahoo, MSN and Ask. While each page of one’s site should be a candidate in targeting various phrases relevant to your business model, the fundamental elements of those pages that can be optimized always remain the same.
Have you been itching to check out some of the web analytics programs that are out there but not willing to invest your hard earned dollars? Well wait no longer. ClickTracks, one of the best analytics programs on the market today, is offering a free version entitled ClickTracks Appetizer which includes a hearty plateful of powerful features likes an overlay view, path view, page analysis and even some basic visitor labeling tools. They will also be turning on features from the paid versions once a month to allow business owners to get a taste of even more ClickTracks.
The Search Engine Marketing Association of North America (SMA-NA) has launched a new web site. SMA-NA has been online for awhile now while they were building the necessary foundation for the association itself, but the old site was very basic and did not offer anything near to what the new site now offers. The current site will help search engine marketing professionals stay connected by providing industry news, conference information, articles and a searchable member’s directory.
There are few names that are as synonymous with search as Danny Sullivan’s. Yesterday marked the ten year anniversary since Danny started writing about search engines. In a recent entry at Search Engine Watch Blog, he provides a brief history of how he came about this career choice and also chronicles some of the more prominent events that have transpired over the last ten years and. Congratulations, Danny, on ten awesome years.
WebmasterRadio is not even two years old and they are already creating a legacy, bringing listeners talk shows on a wide variety of subjects from the perspective of many industry leaders. With shows like The Daily SearchCast, SEO Rockstars, Affiliate marketing Today, Domain Masters and others, they offer a little something for every taste. In a new article entitled “WebmasterRadio.FM – A Little Something For Everybody”, I provide a litte history of how WebmasterRadio got started and what they have to offer to listeners worldwide.
Social networking site MySpace.com has been getting a lot of parents, teachers and even religious leaders concerned over the amount of information young people are putting out there on themselves. There is the added concern over what kids are actually doing on MySpace as well as who they are doing it with. CNet runs a story today on how MySpace along with other Net companies and child advocate groups, are trying to calm parents concerns over what their kids are doing online.
Google’s has hired Israeli-born Ori Allon and along with it, acquired a text-search algorithm Ori developed called Orion. This search engine tool which is being developed in Sydney, Australia, will supposedly revolutionize the way people retrieve information from the net, making searches much less time-consuming by working with existing search engines and expanding on their function.
Looking for “productive” ways to do other things besides real work? Head on over to Small Business Brief Forum where a new Arcade has been installed featuring some of the classic video games including Space Invaders, Asteroids and Tetris to name a few.
Netflix has filed a patent infringement lawsuit over Blockbuster’s Online service. The Netflix filing calls for an injunction to shut down its rival’s online rental service and punitive damages for the infringement. The patent mentioned in the suit covers the method in which customers choose DVD’s to rent, the number of DVD’s allowed at a time, and the amount of time given for their return – basically Netflix whole business model. Another David vs. Goliath battle in which this blogger is cheering for the underdog.